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asking comedian stephen colbert to testify before congress in character as a conservative talk show host. why would colbert testify at a hearing about migrant workers? it comes back to a segment on his show when he went a day picking beans and packing corn. griff jenkins has the story about a wild day today on capitol hill. >> reporter: today stephen colbert appeared as an expert witness before a house judiciary committee to testify about his experience as a migrant work field. he appeared at the of democratic subcommittee chairwoman. the appearance drew mixed reaction here. even one committee member, democrat john conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation o
be a different electorate. she has a good feel for that. >> greta: she used the same of senator ted stephens. everyone seizes upon that name. >> right the think about ted stevens, if you are from alaska, republican or democrat, he was alaska, essentially. i think people identify with stevens, regardless of their political party because he delivered so much for the state. >> greta: now to your article. don't mock the tea party, why? >> this is not me saying i love the tea party. it is more saying they are not a joke. and they've been treated like a joke. the fact of the matter is, they are a serious movement. they have the potential to be -- they are very serious now and they have the potential to be more serious. i compare them to the goldwater movement. these are people who are very dissatisfied and very organized. i just read a book, a great job describing the tea party and helps you understand how much the press misrepresents them. i think you know that from being out talking to people. they are not this sort of yokels that they've been portrayed in the media. >> greta: the media has been
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